Whether you are looking for culture, knowledge, or just an activity to pass the time, this article will hopefully allow you to find some of the best entertainment available from within your living room.
It is possible to access over 500 art galleries and museums thanks to Google Arts and Culture. A large number of renowned galleries and museums also offer their collections virtually. This article goes into more detail about how to visit galleries and museums for free online.
If you want to improve your drawing and painting skills, there are sites such as artists network where you can learn new techniques and skills. There is a combination of written guides and video tutorials.
Improve your photography skills with this simple guide on how to take better photos. This article was written with Instagram in mind, however the techniques described are relevant to photography in general.
If you cannot live without live music, there are a number of options:
You can also learn to play instruments with this non exhaustive selection of websites offering free lessons:
For all of your film and TV series needs there are so many streaming options, so much so that you will find that it is impossible to watch all of the films and episodes over the course of a year, let alone a month.
However if you don’t have a Netflix or Disney+ subscription and are instead looking for a free option, then this is also possible. The following sites offer a large selection of free to watch movies and series:
If you are running low on paperback books to read, there are multitude of online sources to keep you entertained. You can explore these free online libraries, whether you are looking for literature, poetry or educational papers, there is something for everyone:
If you are a seasoned gamer, you may feel that you have been preparing for confinement, often spending days without going outside (even when you still could). Now that everyone else is in the same situation, a lot of part time gamers will be returning to their dusty consoles with open arms.
There are so many options for gamers, no matter what console, phone or PC you have at your disposal.
If you are a PC user, Steam should be your first port of call. It is a digital video game distribution service available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS users. There is a large catalogue of games with something for everyone. Importantly, there is also a good selection of free games to choose from.
For Xbox One owners, besides the games that you already own, you can purchase a subscription to the Xbox One Game Pass for a very reasonable price of £1 / 1$ for the first month, including Xbox Live Gold. You can sign up here. If you are only confined for a month then this option is ideal as you can immediately cancel your subscription, enjoy the £1 first month and not have to worry about automatically paying for a second month.
Here is also a few games available to download and play on your Android or iOS devices:
Whilst all of these indoor activities may mentally stimulate you, it is also important to stay physically active as much as possible. This article picks the best apps for working out at home and staying in shape.
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